The Justice Programs Office (JPO) recently hosted a Chilean delegation as part of the United States (US) Department of State, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and the Chilean Prison Management and Prisoner Rehabilitation project.
Research professor and JPO director Kim Ball and her team (Leola Abraham, John Eassey, Zephi Francis, and Preeti Menon) met with nine Chilean government officials representing the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and Congress as well as judges, public defense, and other government and civilian organizations.
The JPO team spoke about the evolution and the role of drug courts in advancing a fair justice system that promotes human dignity and respect; and the fair administration of justice in criminal issues related to drug misuse in the US. The team also presented on the National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center (NDCRC) and ways the resource center supports state and local drug courts. The presentation was followed by Q&A.
JPO manages the
, the nation’s leading resource for treatment court practitioners. The website offers the drug court field a wide variety of resources, research, and
, and supports treatment court professionals in running their courts more effectively.
The 10-day Department of State’s IVLP program welcomes participants to the US to learn best practices in prison management, public-private partnership development, prisoner job training and social re-entry programs as well as best correctional practices and policies regarding juvenile incarceration and rehabilitation.